One of the things that sticks out the most of the White Pocket area in Arizona is the varying layers of sandstone and how they seem to have been violently mixed together like they went through a mixer. In many parts of this area you'll see these layers topped with what looks like a white 'cobblestone-like' layer seen here in the foreground.
It makes for some very dramatic images and quite a sight to see in person.
The redwoods have always had a bit of a mythic aura for me.
One of my first memorable family vacations as a kid was to the redwoods the same summer that Return of the Jedi came to theaters featuring those same trees as the setting for the movie's final battle on the Endor moon. I think I spent the whole trip fantasizing I was part of that epic adventure and looking for ewoks.
This particular grove is where they shot the speeder bike chase in Return of the Jedi.
Everytime I return to these majestic groves those fond memories come back. I am so grateful I was able to share this place with my girls this past summer.
Normally from this view you would see the rest of what they call the Amphitheater of Bryce but the storm clouds rolled in to fog out the rest of the canyon. From this angle it may not look very mjolnir-y but from the more traditional view of this hoodoo entering the Canyon it does look more like Thor's famous hammer.